It seems almost certain that eventually FIRST will evolve into practically everywhere using the District Model or something similar so how do you think it would work in your State/Province/Region/Country? Would you include other areas other then the obvious? Is it feasible now? If not how long do you think it would take for it to be?
So I will start with Florida:
Florida has 76 teams over 53,926.82 square miles meaning we have one team for every 709 square miles (Compared to Michigan prior to 2009 had one FRC team per 604 square miles). So according to basic math we aren’t that far behind population density wise.
So If we were to have 5 District Events, Plus Championship (Same as MAR in 2012) I think they would be located in:
Miami (A large city with many teams already, and still more could develop)
Orlando (Home of the original Florida Regional, and also a lot of teams in the area)
Palm Beach County (Yes this is where my team is from but it makes sence with the selection of Miami for a district that keeping a district in Ft. Lauderdale would make them to close together, plus the 13th largest school district in the United States only has 4 teams and that is sad)
Tampa (Another largely populated area with many teams)
Tallahassee (My shot in the dark for a northern Florida district due to a lack of teams North of Ocala, Jacksonville may work better but I was trying to put another district on the west side of Florida)
Then Championship would be held in Orlando at either the UCF Arena or Orange County Convention Center
(Attached is a map of the state with the location of each team and a black x for the districts)
Other Areas to include:
I feel we would include Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in our district if they would like.
It is not feasible right now but I think once we reach 90 or so teams we could do it but we don’t even have enough teams to fill up the two regionals we have now but, with current growth we might have Florida District by 2015/16